Research Associate - School of Nursing

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Research Associate - School of Nursing


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


School Of Nursing

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Job Location

Bryan, Texas

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Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

The Research Associate, under general direction of the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Nursing (SON), performs independent or supervisory roles in research activities requiring an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning. The position requires intellectual inquiry, ethical character, and consistent use of discretion and judgment. Prepares proposals and narratives for funding agencies to secure specific grants, provides support in scholarly writing to advance research support, coordinates research activities and events within the Office of Research, and may provide supervision of graduate students and other project personnel in research.

What you need to know

Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

COVID-19 information: In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place. 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of related research experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with appropriate research, simulation and/or technical equipment in a clinic or community laboratory. Familiarity with appropriate healthcare organizations, community-based laboratory settings and/or patient populations.

  • Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses, present data and perform other computer related tasks. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to collaborate and manage priorities.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in related field (e.g., public health, nursing, medical sciences, or other related fields). Three years or more related research experience.

  • Experience in writing grant proposals. Experience in scholarly writing (e.g., professional publications, articles).

  • Experience conducting human subjects research and compliance.

  • Experience with community-engaged research and evaluation projects.

  • Experience developing and utilizing online survey tools and software.

  • Desire and ability to help maintain a collegial and supportive team environment that is focused on advancing our work to effectively address health disparities for underserved populations.


  • Research Development Planning and Coordination: Designs, plans, conducts, and coordinates research activities in support of various research projects. Prepares and writes proposals to funding agencies.  Maintains financial knowledge and funder requirements related to research projects. Prepares narratives and coordinates the steps and processes in preparation for the submission of the proposal.

  • Research Support: Works closely with SON PIs and research teams to coordinate dissemination efforts related to the school’s portfolio of research projects. Summarizes results of projects for inclusion in sponsor reports, scientific publications, and community-oriented outreach. Coordinates research learning events and other activities to enhance the culture of research.

  • Research Implementation: Evaluates, selects, and applies standard techniques of routine research.  Maintains detailed records of data. Uses computers and laboratory or technical equipment to perform data analysis, statistical analysis, and technical evaluation of research projects and results. May supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students and other project staff involved in research. May install, operate and/or repair research equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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